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Rochester and Strood constituents react to UKIP victory

The UK Independence Party is celebrating a victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election after Mark Reckless became the party's second MP, having triggered the vote by defecting from the Conservatives.

Party leader Nigel Farage believes UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's general election after its success in Kent.

BBC South East Today presenter Rob Smith has been out on the streets of the constituency to ask members of the public for their reaction to the result.

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • From the section Kent
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